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The Annual Stewardship Campaign for St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew’s Church is attempting to do something excellent and rare at the crossroads of a great city in an uncommon time. We seek to be salt and light—those potent catalysts which we pray will transform lives, transform the Church, and transform the world. At the beginning of 2020 we said this was our mission. By the grace of God, we are actually doing these things in spite of a worldwide pandemic which has deeply impacted our income.

We are transforming lives through transcendent worship, challenging educational programming, and compassionate pastoral care. We are transforming the wider church by creating innovative models and best practices which are inspiring parishes across the country. We are transforming the world through our care for those in great need in a disastrous time.

We see ourselves as the next generation of Christians, creating fresh expressions of eternal truths, working to transform our city and the world into places of justice, equality, and hope. We are looking for dedicated and gifted colleagues and partners; teammates and friends, to share in this high calling. We need to raise more resources so that we might continue to do this crucial and holy work we are called to pursue. This really is work worth doing well, and I look forward to doing it with you.

I invite you to give generously to St. Bart’s, not because we need it—and you know that we do—but because I want you to be transformed by your own giving. I want you to experience the profound joy people have shared with me, after they’ve made a life-changing gift to this parish. So, give to God what is God’s. Give to God gifts so as to make your heart glad. Give to God to transform your life, to transform the Church, to transform the world. Give to God everything you can. And all that you are.
This is transformational giving.

Faithfully,

The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, D.D
Rector

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 We are experiencing delays in our office operations related to the ongoing pandemic.

If you make your gift by check, you will receive your tax receipt later in the calendar year. If you donate online, your receipt will be instantly emailed to you. Thank you both for your understanding and for your ongoing support for our ministries.

I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.

—Philemon 1:6

Hear from some of our grateful members… 

Flora Ferarra

Dulcie Mapondera

Luke Failla

Stewardship FAQ

Why make a gift to St. Bart’s in NYC?

St. Bart’s, like other Episcopal churches across the US, pursues its mission as it prays, and worships, proclaims the Gospel, and promotes justice, peace, and love.  At St. Bart’s, our mission is to comfort, challenge and inspire a growing community of diverse people to live out the good news of Jesus Christ. Your gift makes possible the vital ministries of the church to be the light and leaven in New York City and beyond.

How do I make a gift or pay my pledge to St. Bart’s Church?

There are many ways to give to St. Bart’s! You can place cash or check in the offering plate as it is passed during worship, or in the basin as you leave the church. You can give online at bit.ly/STB-Give or by scanning the QR code, posted in St. Bart’s Central and in the leaflet, using your phone. You can also mail your gift, payable to St. Bartholomew’s Church in the City of New York to St. Bart’s Stewardship Office, 325 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. You may choose to give via a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), Individual Retirement Account (IRA), family foundation, estate, or stock account.  For more information and instructions, contact Jama Toung at   or 212-378-0278.

A pledge is a written declaration of commitment to donate a specific amount of money over the year. If you’re new to church and getting acquainted, you are encouraged to give what you feel moved to give. Most importantly, we want you to come back and get to know us, and allow us to know you. We believe that giving back to God, what has come from God, is a faith practice.
 
A pledge is a financial commitment. Each year St. Bart’s will ask you to prayerfully consider making an annual pledge to the Stewardship Campaign.  The amount of your pledge is something to which you will want to give prayerful consideration. You are encouraged to use “proportional giving” which means you or your household select a proportion of your income that you are comfortable contributing. As you consider giving, consider all that you have been given by God– your life, your friendships, your family, your talent, your financial resources – and from there give in proportion to the gifts you have received.
 
You can make a pledge in one of three easy ways:
1. In worship, on Commitment Sunday, the St. Bart’s community comes together to pledge.
2. Declare your pledge by clicking here and submit our online pledge card.
2. By contacting Jama Toung at   or 212-378-0278.

Why is the St. Bart's community asked to make an annual pledge?

When you or your household signs a pledge card for support, you are making a statement. A signed pledge card is a sign of your commitment to Christ and the Church. Your pledge also helps the Vestry, clergy, and staff as they craft the annual church budget.

What do my stewardship gifts support?

Stewardship gifts cover over 60% of the church’s operating budget and enable us to open our doors to all. Your gifts support the diverse ministries of St. Bart’s including live and virtual worship, education, fellowship, faith-formation, youth and family programs, and outreach. All of St. Bart’s ministries are designed to renew our hearts and minds so that we may fully experience Christ’s love. Clergy, musicians, and staff combine their talents to create transcendent worship and to support ministry to our city, the nation, and the world.

Yes, your gifts are tax-deductible. St. Bart’s is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a Federal Tax ID# of 13-5651315. All donations to St. Bart’s, aside from tickets or registration fees for events, are fully tax-deductible.

Yes.  Your preferences around recognition will be honored. Donors are informed in advance when there will be a listing of donors, and requests to be anonymous are always honored. St. Bart’s holds donor information in confidence and does not share it with anyone.

Absolutely. In creating a will, you can determine the use and distribution of your assets after death, including providing for your beneficiaries, managing or reducing your estate taxes and expenses, and establishing specific bequests, including St. Bart’s, as a charitable beneficiary.  You can name St. Bart’s as receiving a percentage share of your total assets or as a direct beneficiary of specific assets such as a life insurance policy, IRA, qualified retirement plan, or revocable and irrevocable trusts. Your gift of any size to St. Bart’s makes a profound difference. Generous support, across the generations, has ensured St. Bart’s vital ministry in the City of New York since 1835.  For more information contact Jama Toung at   or 212-378-0278.

Planned Giving

The Mosaic Society was formed in 1997 as a way to recognize members and friends who have included St. Bart’s in their estate plans. Membership in to the Mosaic Society has grown each year, as more people recognize the importance of providing future support for St. Bart’s. Unless otherwise restricted, legacy gifts support the growth of St. Bart’s endowment, which is critical to St. Bart’s long-term success and financial stability. For more information about the Mosaic Society, please click here.

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Tribute Gifts

A tribute gift in honor or in memory of a relative or a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate their lives or service to St. Bart’s.

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You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

– 2 Corinthians 9:11

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